Kick Off Classic Tickets
Teams: Varies on an annual basis
League: NCAA Football
Home Games: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Head Coach: Varies based on team matchups
Conference Titles: The teams who participate are often champions in its division and conference
Rivals: The teams who participate are often conference rivals
Kick Off Classic TicketsThe first Kick Off Classic took place in 2008, and it was held at the Georgia Dome until 2016. The Georgia Dome was replaced with the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2017, where the event moved also. Since this venue holds up to 75,000 fans and takes place during Labor Day weekend, there is excitement and several things to do. From the Kick Off Classic’s inception, the goal has been to create a national buzz so that the most talented teams are invited to participate. Past Kickoff winners include Alabama, Tennessee and LSU. The Crimson Tide has made the most appearances and has a record of 5-0. Tennessee has made two appearances and has a record of 2-0. LSU has one appearance, so far, with no wins. Ole Miss is also undefeated with a record of 1-0. The Kick Off Classic is a sponsored event, so the participants of the game receive a sizable payout. Grab your Kick Off Classic tickets at StubHub!
Where does the Kick Off Classic play?The Kick Off Classic takes place at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and MLS Atlanta United FC. It opened on August 26, 2017, and has a seating capacity of 71,000 for football games and 42,500 for soccer games. The venue also hosts the Peach Bowl and the Celebration Bowl. The Kick Off Classic games are well-attended. For example, in September 2, 2017, over 70,000 fans attended the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Florida State Seminoles.
Who is Kick Off Classic’s head coach?The Kick Off Classic is a college football game that is counted toward the participant's regular season record. The only thing that changes for the teams is the venue. Otherwise, the team's regular head coaches still lead their respective squad. In 2018, the Auburn Tigers faced off against the Washington Huskies, so Gus Malzahn and Chris Petersen were the head coaches.
Have the participants of the Kick Off Classic ever won a national title?Just as there is no shortage of excitement around the Kick Off Classic, there is also no shortage of talent. Past participants include the LSU Tigers, Ole Miss Rebels and Georgia Bulldogs. The teams have eight division titles, six conference titles and nine division titles, respectively.
How is the tailgating scene at Kick Off Classic?Before players arrive on the field at the Kick Off Classic, fans can participate in tailgating parties. The tailgating scene is very festive and exciting because the event garnered national attention. Tailgating begins five hours before kickoff at the Tailgate Town built by The Home Depot. The tailgating parties are free, outdoor events that consist of sponsor displays, live entertainment and contests as well as other activities and games. Fans can opt for the Official Game day experience package as well. The package offers field access and on-field point of view.
What are the top games this year for Kick Off Classic?The Kick Off Classic was organized to replace the fanfare of the Meadowlands Kick Off Classic and the Disneyland Pigskin Classic. Therefore, fans can expect the two teams that participate to be top-notch. In 2017, the ranked No. 1 team, Alabama Crimson Tide, went up against the No. 3 Florida State Seminoles team. In 2009, the Alabama Crimson Tide played against the No. 7 Virginia Tech Hokies team.
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